Picture Book (studio album) by Simply Red

Picture Book
Picture Book by Simply Red
Year: 1985
Overall rank: 3,161st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 110 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1985 (38th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (494th)
Award Best albums of all time (3,161st)
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Simply Red - Picture Book - Cassette Tape Album. Mick Hucknall
Condition: Good
Time left: 3h 50m 41s
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Simply Red Picture Book LP Vinyl
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Time left: 8h 23m 19s
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SIMPLY RED Picture Book Cassette Tape Mick Hucknall Holding Back The Years (EX)
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Time left: 10h 22m 4s
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Picture Book is ranked as the best album by Simply Red.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 78 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 110 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 24% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 74.5/100, a mean average of 72.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 74.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.9.

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85/100
From 03/12/2019 20:43
I think that this album is often overshadowed by Stars which is another excellent album. Simply Red isn't all about Mick Hucknall, yes he is a great vocalist and frontman but this band is made up of some great musicians too. This album mixes many styles incorporating jazz, rock, mood music to name but a few. 'Picture Book' is a personal favourite with almost prog like leanings.
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From 11/24/2018 11:41
Some good tracks (1, 2 and 6), some filler and one of the best songs ever written.
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From 01/21/2018 19:12
Actually a pretty nice choice for late night listening.
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From 07/03/2016 16:22
My favorite songs : Jericho....Holding back the years....Sad old red.....Picture book ....Heaven
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From 08/05/2015 20:59
They would be a forgettable pop soul band but for Hucknall's singing and he was never better than he was here. This is a consistent collection with the standout "Holding Back the Years," which makes my list of best songs ever written.
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From 06/24/2012 13:29
Holding is a justifiable classic and is the song that got this band famous. But its on tracks such as Picture book that shows Hucknall's talent - the man can flat out sing.
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